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UT Poll says Americans back fracking bans by cities

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A majority of Americans and Texans support allowing cities to ban hydraulic fracturing, even if state law otherwise permits it, according to a national online poll released Wednesday by the University of Texas at Austin. The UT Energy poll shows that 58 percent of the people surveyed nationally support giving cities the authority to adopt bans like the one passed ...

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ET energy summit set for Monday

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Tickets are still available for the 2015 Tyler Area Energy Summit, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 30, at the Ornelas Activity Center at the University of Texas at Tyler. “We’ve sold about 75 percent of the available tickets,” Jenni Wilson, membership services administrator for the chamber, said. “We have about 100 left, which we’re selling ...

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Decrepit Pennsylvania natural gas utility pipelines years from upgrade

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A child born today will be ready to graduate from high school by the time local natural gas utilities remove their last cast iron and bare steel pipes from beneath Western Pennsylvania, a Tribune-Review investigation has found. In Philadelphia, that child could grow up, graduate from high school and college, raise a family, retire and die before Philadelphia Gas Works ...

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Chevron donates $500,000 for endowed UTPB chair

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Tessa Duvall | Midland Reporter-Telegram The University of Texas of the Permian Basin’s young petroleum engineering program received a major gift on Friday. Chevron Area Manager Mitch Mamoulides announced at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center the donation of $500,000 to create an endowed chair of petroleum engineering at UTPB. Chevron also donated $64,900 for scholarships at UTPB to be ...

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UT engineering school receives bequest of $35 million, mineral rights

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Ralph K.M. Haurwitz | The Austin American-Statesman, Texas An unexpected bequest consisting of $35 million and mineral rights scattered across 10 states will help attract high-achieving students to the engineering school at the University of Texas, officials announced Thursday. The gift from T.W. “Tom” Whaley Jr. — who died in 2013 at the age of 78 — is the largest ever ...

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